Top Headlines: Mobile named most sinful city, Alabama’s prison construction plan

Mobile, not surprisingly, is state’s most sinful city
The most sinful city in the U.S. shouldn’t come as a surprise. After all, Las Vegas is literally known as “Sin City.” But the Nevada city isn’t the only place where vices run free, according to an analysis by Wallethub. The rankings compared more than 180 U.S. cities across 39 indicators of evil deeds, covering such things as violent crimes per capita, excessive drinking, adult entertainment venues, number of thefts, obesity rates and access to casinos. –

Alabama’s prison construction plan inches forward
Alabama’s governor will ask four companies to submit bids for building three new state prisons, her office announced Tuesday, as the massive construction project inches forward Gov. Kay Ivey announced that four developer teams have qualified for the next stage of the bid process. Ivey’s press office said the firms are The GEO Group, Corvias, CoreCivic and Alabama Prison Transformation Partners. The firms were selected after submitting their qualifications for the project. – AP

Figuring out what stores will be open on Thanksgiving
Some stores stay open all day long on Thanksgiving Day, while others just open their doors at night. When that happens, Black Friday basically turns into Black Thursday and Friday. According to a survey conducted by, 72% of consumers think stores should be closed on Thanksgiving Day. –

No ‘bomb cyclone’ in forecast for Alabama’s Thanksgiving
A storm packing heavy snow and high winds that wreaked havoc as it whipped through Colorado, Wyoming and Nebraska marched into the upper Midwest on Wednesday as anxious Thanksgiving travelers buckled up and barreled headlong into a busy, if not perilous, holiday week. – CNBC

Shipt founder Bill Smith launches latest venture
Shipt’s founder once said that business is about solving problems. His first venture after the Birmingham startup is targeted at supplying housing needs for on-the-go professionals. Landing calls itself the first flexible membership leasing model for fully-furnished apartments. It also offers on-call concierge service and housekeeping through an app. For an annual membership fee of $199, Landing members can access fully-furnished one and two-bedroom apartments in urban centers that are “ready to move into at a moment’s notice,” according to the company. –

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Alabama cyber school is seeking potential students
Know a good student interested in computers, information systems or virtual reality? How about engineering? If you do, pass the word that the coming Alabama School of Cyber Technology is looking for potential students. The new statewide magnet school to be located in Huntsville is asking interested students to fill out an inquiry form. It’s not an application. –

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